|10 min||10 min||2|
|1 cup slices||Strawberries (cut into slices)|
|1 cup||Cherry Tomatoes (halved)|
|1 avocado(s)||Avocado (pitted, diced)|
|1/3 cup||Basil, fresh (chiffonade (ribbon) cut)|
|1/3 cup||Balsamic vinegar|
|1 1/2 tsp||Extra virgin olive oil|
|1 pinch||Sea salt, fine|
|1 dash||Black pepper|
|2 tbsp||Sesame seeds (or pecans, for serving)|
1. To make the balsamic reduction, bring the balsamic vinegar to a simmer over medium heat in a small saucepan. Once the vinegar starts to simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 6 to 10 minutes, uncovered, until the vinegar thickens, and reduces in volume by half. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, add the strawberries, tomatoes, avocado, and basil into a large shallow bowl.
3. Drizzle on oil and gently toss until ingredients are coated. Season generously with salt and pepper and toss again just briefly.
4. Sprinkle on sesame seeds (or favourite nuts). Once cooled, drizzle on balsamic reduction and toss.
5. Serve immediately.
Strawberries - a great source of vitamin C, they are packed with fiber and high level polyphenols which are excellent antioxidants
Avocado - high in monounsaturated fatty acids which are beneficial for heart health, also contain B vitamins and fiber
Olive oil - rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, has high antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties